Event:

Radical thinking on Learning Disability - 2 September 2016

Liverpool Hope University is bringing together people with learning disabilities, families, academics and activists for a stimulating one day conference in September.

Date: Friday 2nd, September 2016
Venue: Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park, L16 9JD
Cost: £10 students, people with learning disabilities and their supporters; £25 others

Speakers include:

  • Luciana Berger, MP for Liverpool Wavertree will give the Opening Address.
  • Dr Simon Duffy, Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform will speak about what citizenship means for people with learning disabilities.
  • Professor Jan Walmsley, long time academic and learning disability activist will speak about the potential for unity in action between people with learning disabilities and families.
  • Professor John Parrington, geneticist at Oxford University will debunk the myths connecting genetics and intelligence.
  • John Hersov, an Independent advocacy consultant and facilitator from the very beginning of the UK self-advocacy movement in 1982, will reflect on how people with learning disabilities have become more skilled at saying what they need.

Plenery Session:

A whole-conference plenary session co-chaired by Merseyside People First and Disabled People Against Cuts will discuss how to work together to shape future services for people with learning disabilities.

For more information visit and to book tickets visit Liverpool Hope University's website:

http://store.hope.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=26&-catid=180&prodid=264

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